Plant communication and intelligence

Plants Talk to Each Other Using an Internet Made of Fungus

Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of fungi.
Posted: February 14, 2015
cannabis vape pen safety

All Vape Pen Oils Are Not Created Equal

There are many vape pen brands, but the key factor is what’s inside the disposable cartridge. How potent is the cannabis oil? How pure? What, if anything, is the oil cut with? How expensive per mg of active ingredient?
Posted: December 5, 2014
CBD cannabis in Florida

Florida Fiasco: Did ‘CBD-Only’ Subvert Medical Marijuana Measure?

Why did the “Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative” fail in November when almost 90 percent of prospective voters supported it in June?
Posted: December 4, 2014
boost endocannabinoid tone with acupuncture, diet & more

Care and Feeding of the Endocannabinoid System

There are many ways to influence cannabinoid receptor signaling and enhance endocannabinoid tone—acupuncture, diet, osteopathic adjustments, etc.—as discussed in this peer-reviewed science article.
Posted: November 30, 2014
cannabis addiction

Of Course Marijuana Addiction Exists. And it’s (Almost) All in your Head.

Cannabis doesn’t make a person into an addict anymore than food causes someone to become a compulsive eater.
Posted: November 30, 2014
Olive oil and endocannabinoid receptors

Olive Oil, Cancer and the CB-1 Receptor

It’s widely known that olive oil has many health benefits, but only recently have scientists learned that important therapeutic attributes of olive oil are mediated by the endocannabinoid system.
Posted: November 30, 2014
Steve Jobs marijuana

No, Marijuana Use Doesn’t Lower Your IQ

It’s become a mass media truism: Cannabis lowers the IQ of young adults. A Washington Post blogger debunks the latest version of reefer madness-lite.
Posted: November 22, 2014
FDA approves CBD based IND

FDA Approves IND Studies of CBD

In response to urgent need expressed by parents of children with intractable epilepsy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing Investigational New Drug studies of purified CBD (cannabidiol) as an anti-seizure medication.
Posted: October 22, 2014
CBD only laws

The CBD-Only Stampede

Proponents of marijuana prohibition have insisted that cannabis must remain illegal to protect America’s children. How ironic that today thousands of families in the USA are seeking marijuana oil to protect their children from deadly diseases.
Posted: March 22, 2014
CBD and gene expression

CBD, PPARs & Gene Expression

There is growing interest among medical scientists in the gene-regulating properties of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive plant cannabinoid. CBD reduces brain cancer and breast cancer cell proliferation and metastasis by inhibiting the expression of the ID-1 gene.
Posted: March 4, 2014